Dougie Freedman denies any move for Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha
DOUGIE Freedman has laughed off rumours of a reunion with Wilfried Zaha – and warned people not to write off his Manchester United career before it has begun.
Reports last weekend linking the England winger with a loan move to the Reebok set tongues wagging among Wanderers fans.
While he is out of the first-team frame at Old Trafford, the prospect of Zaha leaving temporarily to help reignite the Whites’ campaign was an appetising one.
But speaking at his press conference at Euxton yesterday, Freedman set the record straight, albeit with his tongue in his cheek.
“He’s coming into the building right now, doing his medicals and we’re signing him permanently,” he joked. "People gossip and things get out – but they are putting two and two together because I had him at Crystal Palace.
“There has been no contact between me and David Moyes on Zaha and no contact between me and the chairman on bringing Zaha here.”
The rise of Adnan Januzaj at Old Trafford has restricted Zaha’s chances and many predict he will be loaned out in January.
But Freedman insists it is all part of the winger’s learning process.
“Even under the top man, Sir Alex Ferguson, he would have had to wait in the exact same way,” he said.